The new Speaker?

#61
I'm not so sure about thinking ouside the box. Perhaps it would help to remind ourselves that the box is:- a post to control sittings of the house, and to preserve its powers in the face of intrusion by other bodies.

Someone who knows the history, understands the risks, has served in government, understands the rules and necessity for good debate rather than slavish obedience and shameful grovelling as has been happening.

Step forward ........ William Hague.

Aside from the issue of his loss to the Conservative (Government front bench), who could say he wouldn't be an investment for the Nation by doing 10-12 years as Speaker. Then a Peerage and his wise counsel is then applied in the other place.

Now 48, doesn't fancy being leader again, but would have to limit his subject matter should he continue his after dinner speaking. Would have access to a lot of info for future books on Parliament/arians
 
#62
Sir George Young is the obvious choice.

He has been publishing his expences online for a few years now.

He has been on the Standards commitee.

One of the few decent and honourable politicians left.
 
#63
Obviously Sir George should get it, but they may go for someone more 'thrusting.'

It should be conservative this time, in order to redress the harm doen by Labour when they elected yet another Labour speaker. Doing so has immeasurably damamged the appointment of speaker, so the next incumbent could have his work cut out.
 
#64
The 'blairite' Tory MP John Bercow is being pushed by New Labour especially the Scots Cabal, his 'life partner' is a labour activist, he hooked up with her when he became an MP. Most Tories cannot stand him, one shadow cabinet member said ' the problem with Bercow is that he discovered new labour at the same time he discovered sex'.

He has already launched a 'manifesto' for his plans as speaker, which mainly seems to be him appearing on TV. Just the thing Tony would approve of.

Its a scorched earth approach by labour, he's a Tory so they cannot be accused of being tribal - but labour know what this w*nker is really like, he's one of them.
 
#65
jew_unit said:
Obviously Sir George should get it, but they may go for someone more 'thrusting.'

It should be conservative this time, in order to redress the harm doen by Labour when they elected yet another Labour speaker. Doing so has immeasurably damamged the appointment of speaker, so the next incumbent could have his work cut out.
Would like to see him as speaker (since he missed out last time to that beezer Mick) but he is my MP so kinda like him to stay in place and get stuff done!!

I'm sorry and slight digression but what f*cking planet is Ashie on!!!!!

Frank Field "too full of himself" Geesus H Christ!!
 
#66
Odo_de_StAmand said:
oldgoat said:
msr said:
in_the_cheapseats said:
I'd like to know the odds on that happening.
As Speaker, 63-year-old Mr Martin is entitled to an annual pension of around £38,000. When his MP's pension kicks in at 65, the former sheet metal worker will be receiving around £80,000 from taxpayer-funded pension pots worth £1.4million.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...m-pension-shamed-Speaker-quit-34-seconds.html

msr
Errrr, just an update on the MP pension entitelmento.

they can now claim a full pension after 32 years service. = last day pension scheme.

the clever bit is they can claim from the day they leave as an MP.
If thye only do 4years they ase entiteled to 4/32 seconds.
1/32 = £2000.
so 4/32 = £8000 per annum.

Not bad you may say.

HOWEVER THE BITCH IS its NON taxable and they dont have to declare ANY income from this pension. In fact they dont even have to declare this income to the TAX MAN> Its completely invisable.

They dont have to tell the DWP or the local council that they recieve a MP's pension.
They can clain housing benefit, council tax rebate AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT?????

even the newspoopers cant get it.

30/32 = £120,000 pension. thats waht the speaker gets as a final salary wage = pension.
TAX FREE.

TAX FREE.

TAX FREE>

if the fcukwit is promoted as all * orrifers are these days to the House of Lords, any earnings he recieves will be taxed at the minimum. His MP pension is invisable to HMRC. And has not to be declared.......
Is this really true????

Even the Queen pays tax these days.......

Odo
Well if this is true, I expect we will NOT hear most MPs complain of him being rewarded for failure as they did for the bankers. Just to rub it in, I read that one of the reasons he was not keen to resign as Speaker was that he would have to forgo the £100k that Speakers get on retirement. To quote Sir Terry Wogan, "You couldn't make it up could you?" Does anyone know what has happened to the Court of public opinion?
 
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